The reception area contains lots of useful tourist information leaflets. When I visited they also had an English language publication that is useful for finding out about local events, called 'In Madrid'.
Madrid Airport Transport
The Asturias Hotel Madrid has good facilities for a 2 star hotel. There's a cafe, restaurant and TV lounge. You can get to the café through a door opposite reception. It's typically Spanish in style and has a good selection of refreshments.
The restaurant has big open windows that let in lots of light and serves traditional Spanish cuisine. There's a good choice of fish, meats and salads. It's open for breakfast and lunch.
The hotel also offers a laundry service.
The Asturias Hotel Madrid has 175 rooms. There are single, double and triple rooms available. Most rooms have a small balcony and external rooms look out onto the bustling Plaza Canalejas, which is surrounded by elaborate buildings. The furniture is old fashioned but comfortable and each room benefits from an en-suite bathroom, safe, TV and telephone.
500 metres away from the Asturias Hotel Madrid there's public car park, and 20 metres up the road towards the metro, is a cashpoint. If you fancy a bit of Mediterranean style refreshment, there's a fresh juice bar right underneath the hotel that serves an amazing array of freshly squeezed drinks. You should also try the Pasteleria (cake shop) 20 metres further up the road (turn right out of reception). They have an excellent selection of traditional Spanish cakes, tarts and biscuits.
There's a post box directly outside the hotel and a newsstand opposite. This is an excellent place for finding taxis and many buses also stop right outside. The nearest metro of Sevilla is 2 minutes walk away.
In the Plaza Canalejas, just outside the hotel, there are two café bars with outdoor terraces. The road that passes by the hotel and the Plaza is fairly busy, but I didn't find it to be too noisy.
If you take the metro, the Royal Palace is 2 stops away, and the famous Prado museum is 1 stop away in the other direction.
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport will be about 30 minutes depending on traffic volume. The following price includes airport supplement and is valid assuming there is no excess baggage (that all baggage fits inside the boot and interior of the taxi).
Taxi Fare: €22.00 - €30.00
Via Metro: You can take various metro routes directly from the airport to arrive at Sevilla metro near the Asturias Hotel Madrid. Line number 8 leaves from inside the airport between terminals 1 and 2. See below for the quickest route, with the stations where you need to change listed:
Metro: Mar de Cristal (Pink Line, L8) Then change and head for Goya (Brown Line, L4) Then change and head for Sevilla (Red Line, L2).
Via Bus: The red EMT public bus from the airport goes to Avenida America. The number bus that takes this route is the 115. From there it's quicker to change to the metro.
Car Parking Near To Asturias Hotel in Madrid
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|EMT Jacinto Benavente||Plaza Jacinto Benavente||400 m|
|EMT Vazquez de Mella||Plaza Vazquez de Mella||500 m|
|Garaje Centro||Calle Relatores, 11||600 m|
The Asturias Hotel Madrid is in a fabulous location for access to many shops, bars and restaurants in the centre of Madrid. It has good connections to the transport system, so you can easily travel further a field. It's good value for money and is well equipped for a 2 star hotel.
Asturias Hotel Madrid
Calle Sevilla, 2
28014 Madrid, España.
Metro: Sevilla (Red Line, L2). Plus 2 minutes walk.